The child experiments with being a waste basket metal-fueled robot

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The Child Experiments with Being a Waste-Basket Metal-Fueled Robot

Digital photo with post processing
2006

On the series: These portraits were more collaborative efforts with my young son, than my simply taking pictures of him. He would prepare a situation and would ask that a picture be taken, which is how the series began. He wanted to see how what he'd dreamed up looked like through the eye of the camera, and enjoyed having it preserved--probably like most children. Then when I was working on a picture in post production I would ask him what he thought as we both conjured a photo befitting his dream.

On this photo: H.o.p. Made himself into a robot by simply putting a wire mesh waste-basket over his head. As robots must have fuel of some sort, he thought metal would be appropriate fuel for a metal robot. He decided alumnium water cans would do the trick.